Using a Hand Ax and Knife

Cutting fire wood into desired lengths is best done with a camp saw. Preparing kindling and tinder from the thicker wood cut by the saw, is best done with a hand ax and knife.

Boys’ Life Video: How to Sharpen a Pocket Knife  (Depending on the desired type of edge, the angle of the blade on the whet stone can vary.)
Boys’ Life Video: How to Use an Ax to Chop Wood (pertaining to the use of a full-length ax)

Related Troop Meeting Activity
FUZZ STICK RELAY
SUPREME STRING BURNING RACE
SPLIT THE MATCH RELAY

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